Michael Spears

Reporter

Michael Spears comes to the Triad from Yakima and is excited to take the next step in his career on the East Coast.

His interest in journalism began early in high school as a writer for the school newspaper and eventually as copy editor for his school’s yearbook. This interest later grew as he became responsible for presenting announcements on-camera, which inspired him to study journalism in college.

Michael is originally from Seattle and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. During his time as a ‘Cane, Michael took full advantage of the opportunities at the campus TV station, UMTV, working both in-front and behind the camera.

As an undergraduate, he interned at NBC in Miami and also on the network level at CBS News in New York City. Michael’s experience in New York cemented his desire to one day become a network correspondent.

Prior to arriving in the Triad, Michael worked for two years as a one-man band reporter in Yakima, Washington.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, reading and exercising. He also loves travelling and visiting new places. Michael is excited to be living in North Carolina and would like to meet as many people in the community as possible!

Recent Articles

  • One dead, 11 displaced in Winston-Salem apartment fire

    Posted on: 3:20 pm, February 23, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:03am, February 24, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – An apartment complex fire that killed a man and displaced 11 people is under investigation Monday morning....
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  • Goodwill hosts Prosperity Center open house in Winston-Salem

    Posted on: 7:48 am, February 21, 2014, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is inviting the community to check out it’s newly opened Prosperity...
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  • Lexington florist delivering flowers by tractor

    Posted on: 9:52 am, February 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:38am, February 14, 2014

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A flower shop in Lexington refuses to let the snow freeze out Valentine’s Day. Love Blossoms on...
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  • LVAD pump helps Piedmont woman living with heart failure

    Posted on: 7:25 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 07:27pm, February 10, 2014

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Living with heart failure can make everyday tasks nearly impossible, but there’s new hope for people in...
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  • Suspect surrenders, ending 29-hour standoff at Winston-Salem motel

    Posted on: 12:11 pm, February 3, 2014, by , , , , , and , updated on: 05:08pm, February 5, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A man holding a 16-year-old hostage inside a motel on University Parkway surrendered around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday following...
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  • Update: Greene Street in Greensboro reopens after water main break

    Posted on: 6:00 am, January 27, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:17pm, January 27, 2014

    UPDATE: The water main break has been fixed. The road has reopened. GREENSBORO, N.C. — A water main break has...
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  • Winston-Salem police present revised gun buyback proposal

    Posted on: 1:08 pm, January 13, 2014, by , updated on: 08:10am, January 14, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A plan to conduct a gun buyback program is heading to a vote by the Winston-Salem City...
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  • ‘Pit Stops for Poverty’ raises awareness for child hunger

    Posted on: 11:32 am, January 10, 2014, by , updated on: 11:37am, January 10, 2014

    Richard Childress Racing pit crew members are braving the rainy cold weather without food or shelter to raise money and...
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  • Guilford Co. to vote on large contribution to ‘Field of Honor’

    Posted on: 11:16 am, January 9, 2014, by

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Commissioners are expected to decide Thursday whether to send a $250,000 contribution to the...
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    Field of Honor groundbreaking (WGHP)
  • Greensboro firefighters offer safety tips on space heaters

    Posted on: 10:52 am, January 3, 2014, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — With colder weather and wind sweeping across the Piedmont, many may be reaching for the space heater...
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  • Volunteers in Greensboro spend Christmas Day serving others

    Posted on: 2:13 pm, December 26, 2013, by , updated on: 02:17pm, December 26, 2013

    It’s an act of kindness that warmed the hearts and bellies of more than one thousand people this year in...
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  • Annual TIMCO Invitational tips off Thursday

    Posted on: 1:58 pm, December 26, 2013, by , updated on: 02:16pm, December 26, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 38th annual TIMCO Invitational tips off today at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. Eighteen men...
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